The Esperanza Project provides free bilingual, culturally competent counseling and advocacy to victims of sexual violence and non-offending caregivers in Thurston and Mason counties. The services also include women’s support groups in Rochester and Shelton, a men’s awareness group, and sexual abuse prevention and education for parents and caregivers.
The Esperanza Project began in 2009.
Proyecto Esperanza served 21 clients in 2011.
The Proyecto Esperanza team includes:
Rosa Borja – community educator, advocate and group facilitator;
Stefanie Gottschalk Huerta – group facilitator and program assistant
Teresa Guajardo – Licensed Mental Health Counselor;
Dr. Griselda Perretz-Rosales – Psychologist;
Eunice T. Santiago – Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Program Coordinator;
Rosa Venancio – Outreach volunteer.